I'm the queen of budgeting, don't get me wrong. But some of the things I've received as gifts (it seems most come from step-something or other) are crazazy? So what is the craziest thing you've ever received as a gift? I think mine would be a sample tube of lotion for Xmas from the in-laws (stepmother does all the gifting). Yes, that was all. Also high on the list was the yellow resin Easter egg with pink stripes (think Dollar Tree) on a plastic stand....for Christmas. Or the box of "two" silver plated candlesticks that, when opened, had one tarnished candlestick and the rest of the box stuffed with toilet paper. I'm a big believer in "it's the thought that counts" but sometimes it's hard to keep a straight face. But, I tell ya, sometimes I think these presents are some of my favorites. We get a good chuckle out of it and know not to take it too personally. It is what it is and we're not going to change anyone. We don't allow it to change how we gift people. I enjoy buying presents that I think they will enjoy.